I have recently acquired a 2001 Ka with Endura 1.3 engine. The car has suspected blown head gasket or cracked head. I want to take the head off to see what's happening and then I can decide whether to repair or get a second hand motor off a local wrecker.
I don't have a workshop manual yet but will have one by the end of this week hopefully. In the meantime I'd like to get started and I just need some general guidance about head removal. In particular separating everything on the inlet side. Is it possible and advisable to remove the head with intake manifold and throttle body still attached? Looks like some manifold bolts would be difficult to get at if it needs to be removed prior to lifting the head. Any other tricks or issues to be aware of.
Thanks in anticipation.